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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Kousa Dogwood Tree offers beauty every season!
Hardy Planting Zone: 3-9
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White; Red ornamental leaves
Height at Maturity: 25'
Soil Type Preferred: acidic, moist, sandy, clay, and well-drained soils.
Sun or Shade: Full sun to part shade
Dogwood trees are beautiful additions to your landscape.
This variety is exceptionally hardy but is known for its incredible beauty. The Cornus kousa, known as the 'Kousa Dogwood' and as the 'Japanese Dogwood,' provides visual pleasures throughout each season. During the spring season, the Kousa bursts into bloom by an array of star-like flowers though these are not flowers at all but leaves that have transformed in color. This tree variety is a great reward during the summer season because of the shade realized by the great canopy comprised of layered branches. During the fall season, the leaves transform into a breathtaking red color. A tree is an object of interest within your landscape during the winter season as its textured bark and branches formations are quite the accent.
The Kousa also produces beautiful pink-to-red ornamental fruits that resemble berries and that are a delight to songbirds.
Adding this tree to your landscape as a central focal point of your garden design will undoubtedly reward you with endless hours of viewing pleasure.
The Kousa is not very tolerant of drought as it requires a mulch ring to be applied within the first few years, especially. Maintaining the mulch ring season after season at the tree's base to retain the necessary moisture levels required will assure years of strong growth and fantastic splendor. The mulch ring should be 3' wide around the tree's base for best results, making sure not to mound the mulch against the tree trunk at the bottom. This tree's fruit is also consumable, touted by Asian gardeners as rich in calcium and antioxidants. This Asian variety remains a favorite selection by gardeners everywhere who have the appropriate growing environment.